Growing up, I’ve always been heavier than everyone. I never played any sports or enjoyed anything that had to do with physical exercise. I would do as little exercise as possible. Going through a rough time at the beginning of 2013, I was having a hard time trying to get myself out of whatever it was I was going through. June 4, 2013 is when everything changed for the better. I had a physical, and I did not like what I saw on the scale. Something in my head finally clicked, and I knew I had to do something to make my life better. So, the following Monday, I put myself on a strict and healthier diet cutting out all and junk and replacing them with more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and protein. This worked for three weeks until I decided I needed something more. I needed to include exercise into my everyday lifestyle. That’s when I decided to give Fitness Together in Concord a call.
For the first three months of exercising, I was working out six days a week. Three days a week, I was doing double sessions at the gym. I know that sounds a little too much, but it worked out well for me. In addition I joined Mike Oakes boot camp, which was so much fun. Including this extreme exercise worked out well for me, that by the end of the summer I was down 32 pounds*. This summer was one of the best summers I have ever had. Once school started that Fall, I cut back on the exercise a little. Boot camp ended, and so did the double sessions. But, I did continue to work out six days a week.
Now, at the end of the year, I ended up losing over 50 pounds*. Looking back on the eight months of exercise, I have come a long way. I cannot imagine my life without exercise because I enjoy it a little too much. Having a support system at Fitness Together, Concord has simply been amazing. I would not be where I am today without the love and support from the ones who have been by my side since day one. The whole staff at Concord; Mike, Andrea, Braden Patrick, Lisa, Billy, and Johnny all have helped me through a lot these past eight months, and have seen me succeed in every way possible.